This sparsely populated, quiet residential area is located about five minutes’ drive from the Kotoka International Airport and it is largely inhabited by elite Ghanaians and foreigners. It has numerous offices including those of international NGOs and many embassies are located there.
Housing is mostly in low-rise apartment blocks built during the colonial era and renovated to meet modern standards. Recently, there has been significant number of high-rise properties being developed. The roads are good and lined with trees, making the area feel breezy and cool. There is a reasonable number of schools, shops, hospitals and restaurants.
To the north is the Accra-Tema motorway, which is the only highway in the country, linking Accra to Tema. At the foot of this highway is the Tetteh Quarshie interchange, named after the man who imported cocoa from Fernando Po (now Bioko in today’s Equatorial Guinea) in the 1870s to Ghana.
Here are some of the most popular shopping destinations in Airport Residential Area depending on your preference;
Marina Mall is located in the basement of the new 3-level Marina Mall on Airport Bypass Road, just adjacent to the Holiday Inn Hotel. It has about 45 outlets with designer fashion brands, kid’s entertainment place, huge supermarket and a varied food court. The opening hours are 8am to 9pm from Mondays to Sundays. You can contact them on 0302 912 957 / 0544 347 133.
Max Mart Family Shopping Centre is a popular supermarket that also offers home stuff, electronics and other goods on three floors. The extension of MaxMart flagship store is under way: 1500 square meters of new space are added to the current 800 and will open to the public in Spring 2014. Each of the floors will enjoy the same extension in the Fall 2014. Tel.: 0302 783 750.
Koala Shopping Centre is off the main Patrice Lumumba road next the National Service Personnel office or the new First Atlantic Bank in Airport Residential Area.
Nyaho Medical Centre is located on the aviation road, Airport Residential Area. It provides services in dentistry, urology, gynaecology, dermatology, physiotherapy, ambulance services, etc. Contact them on 0302-775341 www.nyahomedical.com
Airport Clinic is located in the main Kotoka International Airport. It offers premium health services in dental care, ultra sound scan, laboratory services, pharmacy, reproductive and child care services. Contact them on 233 302 953883 or www.airportclinic.org
Lister Hospital is located at East Airport. It is the most technologically advanced private hospital in West Africa. It provides services in broad areas of medicine including neonatology, osteology and urology available for 24 hours. Contact them on +233 303 409 031 / +233 244 313 883 or www.listerhopital.com.gh
37 Military Hospital is located on the Liberation road near the Flagstaff House or 37 Bus Station. It has great emergency facilities. It also has good after-hours facilities, including a 24-hour X-ray laboratory and pharmacy. It operates for 24 daily. Contact them on +233-302 776 111/ 777 595
Schools & Libraries
Galaxy International School, It has Pre-School, Primary, Junior High and Senior High schools with international curricula in IGSE and A-Levels, PMB CT 70, Cantonments Accra, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0302 911646 / 0249 0261216 / 0302 543027, www.galaxyschool.net
Lincoln Community School is located on 126/21 Dedeibaa Street, Abelemkpe. It is a private, non-profit, college-preparatory, international school. There is an expatriate population as well as a large number of students whose parents are Ghanaian nationals. English is the language of instruction. Classes are offered from Preschool through to grade 12. The school year is divided into 2 semesters (August-December & January-June) and additionally into quarterly assessment periods. Lincoln Community School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP). It is accredited by the MSA, CoIS and is a member of AISA. Tel: Abroad 233 30 277 4018; Ghana 030 277 4018. Website: www.lincoln.edu.gh
Association International School has an early Childhood Program, Lower School and a Middle School. It currently serves over 350 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, representing more than 30 nationalities.6 Patrice Lumumba Road, Airport Residential Area | Accra, Ghana | +233.30.277.7735 | +233.30.295.5875 | +233.30.703.2103 www.associationinternationalschool.org
Fanida International School aims to provide world-class international education for young people in Accra in a multi-cultural context. It provides both the Ghanaian and British curricula. P.O. Box CT5885 Cantonments Accra, Int. +23321522188/+233541890502/ Loc. 021522188/0541890502/0249111451, email@example.com, www.fanidaschool.com
Three Bears International School is located on the Link Road, Airport Residential Area. It is made up of five classes (Nursery I, Nursery II, Reception, Year One, Year Two), and a maximum number of 75 pupils. Contact them on +233- 302 782 518 or www.3bearsschool.com
De Nederlandse School (The Dutch School) is located on Obenesu Close in East Cantonments. The Dutch school in Ghana is intended for Dutch and Belgian children living in Ghana with their parents. The school aims to ensure that all children back then enrol in their year group. Contact them www.nederlandseschoolghana.com
Alliance Française is located at the north of the city off the Liberation Road. This place is renowned for bringing musicians from all over West Africa to perform usually on Wednesday evenings. It has facilities such as multimedia facility, auditorium, exhibition hall, a restaurant, translation service and francophone bookshop. www.afaccra.org
Restaurants & Bars
African Regent Hotel & Restaurant is an icon to the finest hospitality in Ghana, The African Regent is an integral part of Accra’s most prestigious residential community and features exclusive accommodations which offer more than just a good night’s sleep. It is boldly contemporary, yet inspired by elements of traditional African design. The stunning African-themed decor and professional staff makes The African Regent as much a place to stay and relax as a prime destination to entertain and socialise. Welcome to our luxury boutique hotel – Akwaaba! Contact them on 237/238 Airport West, 233-30-2765 180 – 2/ +233-30-2770-442. Website: www.theafricanregenthotel.com
Santoku Restaurant is a luxurious contemporary Japanese restaurant & bar – a first for West Africa. Japanese chef Daisuke Yoshizaki creates beautiful looking plates of food, that deliver on the taste front too. Santoku’s signature dish is pan fried scallops with foie gras and orange tobiko. It is located in the Villaggio Vista building, North Airport Road, East Dzorwulu. Contact them on +233 54 431 1511. Website: www.santoku-restaurant.com
EXEL Lounge continues to attract a chic, affluent crowd. Open until 6am on the weekends, you can party until dawn with Accra’s movers and shakers. Close to Nyaho Clinic Road
House of Ovation is located on the 17 Asafoatse Afua street, Airport West in Accra. It has a restaurant and bar area which offers an intimate dining in three areas creating a relaxed atmosphere. Contact them on +233-267 251 238/ +233-244 843 099 or www.houseofovation.net